The center published a video clip taken on Sunday morning by two of its employees, to monitor the state of the sea in the city of Kalba, east of the Emirates, overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
The sea appeared turbulent in the video, with the activity of the southeast wind, according to the two speakers.
And “in the coming hours, it is expected that low clouds will multiply on the eastern region, and the mountain ranges adjacent to it,” amid warnings against going to the sea, and advice to stay away from the valleys’ streams.
Hours ago, the center had indicated, “an opportunity to form cumulus clouds, accompanied by rain and active, fast and sometimes strong winds, with speeds of up to 45 kilometers per hour, causing dust and dust and leading to a decrease in horizontal visibility at times in some eastern regions” of the Emirates.
According to forecasts, the wave will continue “from five o’clock in the morning Sunday until 11 o’clock on Monday night” local time.
And earlier on Sunday, the Oman Airports Authority stated on its Twitter account that it had decided to postpone and reschedule flights to and from Muscat Airport until Sunday evening or further notice, due to Tropical Storm Shaheen.
The authorities in the Sultanate also urged thousands of residents in coastal areas to leave their homes and go to emergency shelters, as they prepared for the tropical storm to intensify and turn into a first-class tropical cyclone.
The Omani National Committee for Emergency Management has called for evacuations in the northern regions of Barka and Saham and coastal areas, including parts of Muscat, where Storm Shaheen is expected to arrive on Sunday with strong winds and heavy rain.
On Friday, the Omani Civil Aviation Authority said that it expects Storm Shaheen to intensify and turn into a first-class tropical cyclone within 24 hours, and expected sea waves to rise, and urged citizens to stay away from low places for fear of torrential rain.